psychedelics

The First-Ever MDMA Therapy Training for Communities of Color Was Vital

The Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS) hosted the first-ever MDMA Therapy Training for Communities of Color between August 10-17…

6 months

Berkeley, CA May Be Next the City to Decriminalize Natural Psychedelics

Psychedelic activists in Berkeley, California are advocating for their City Council to decriminalize use and possession of naturally-occurring psychedelics. If…

6 months

Five of the Ways Unsanctioned Harm Reduction Continues to Blaze Trails

Unsanctioned grassroots initiatives—from the unofficial to the plain illegal—are both the origins and the soul of the harm reduction movement.…

6 months

Psychedelic Decriminalization Bids Gain Momentum in Cities Nationwide

Psychedelic decriminalization efforts are spreading like mycelium as activists lobby city governments in Berkeley, California; Port Townsend, Washington; and Columbia,…

7 months

Psychedelics Take the TED Talk Stage for the First Time

Preparing for this talk has been scarier for me than preparing for LSD therapy," began Rick Doblin, the founder and…

7 months

“No Blank Check”⁠—Psychedelic Activists Tread Warily After Decrim Wins

In the past two months, both Denver, Colorado and Oakland, California decriminalized psilocybin mushrooms (and in Oakland’s case, other naturally-occurring…

8 months

Oakland Decriminalizes Psychedelic Mushrooms and Plants in Council Vote

On June 4, the City Council of Oakland, California unanimously voted in favor of a resolution to decriminalize naturally-occurring psilocybin…

9 months

What Psychedelics Reveal About the Nature of Consciousness

Dr. Peter Sjostedt-H is something of a rockstar “philosopher of mind.” His specializations include the English “process” philosopher Alfred North…

9 months

“Denver’s Just the First Domino”—City Dramatically Decriminalizes “Magic” Mushrooms

On May 7, the city of Denver, Colorado voted on a ballot initiative to decriminalize psilocybin mushrooms. By that evening,…

10 months

My Life in Two Parts of Texas Illustrates Our One War on Drugs

I grew up from the late ‘90s until the end of 2016 in a tiny town called Mission, Texas (above),…

10 months